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Full and frank disclosure required of all parties

October 16, 2015

A landmark ruling by the Supreme Court made on 14th October 2015 sends a “shot across the bows” to parties in divorce cases by reiterating the Court’s sanctioning power if parties are found to be fraudulent and dishonest about their finances and, in doing so, seek to mislead the Court. The joint appeals of Alison…

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Success at the 360 Legal Awards 2015!

October 8, 2015

Colemans are delighted to have been announced as the winners of the 360 Legal Group “Member Firm of the Year” award for 2015 at the National 9th Annual Conference and Awards Dinner held in Warwickshire on 1st and 2nd October 2015. The candidates for this award were solicitors firms throughout the country ranging from sole…

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The “Million Pound Nil-Rate Band”

September 25, 2015

I’ve read about the Million Pound Nil-Rate Band and I want one.  How do I get it? You don’t, at least not yet, and maybe not at all. The first thing you need to know about the Million Pound Nil-Rate Band is that there isn’t one.  Nothing has changed and nothing will change until 2017….

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Compulsory Purchase Orders – fairness matters

September 4, 2015

With the future looking brighter in the construction industry, new developments are springing up across our towns and cities. The government has pledged to build more than 200,000 homes and the planning laws have been relaxed to speed up the process So, if a Local Authority or other body is set on building new homes…

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Boundary disputes – crossing the line

August 28, 2015

Every year, neighbours find themselves falling out over boundary issues such as fences, tree branches, leylandii hedges and shared access to property. Fierce battles are often fought over just a few inches of land and can turn into prolonged and expensive legal disputes. Common problems Under Section 8 of the Anti-social Behaviour Act 2003, owners…

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The Danger of Home-Made Wills

August 21, 2015

The internet is a great place to get information. Google any topic and within minutes you can download hundreds of ‘How to’ pages that claim to give all the answers and the knowledge needed to tackle life’s important tasks. However, there are many instances in life where taking the DIY approach can cause problems in…

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Zero-hours contracts – what employers need to know

August 19, 2015

During the run-up to the 2015 General Election, zero-hours contracts became a high-profile debating point, with politicians from all parties entering the fray. Whilst zero-hours contracts are seen by some as exploitative and lacking in the rights that are given in traditional employment contracts, others view them as a flexible way to manage a workforce…

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Who gets what – dividing assets on divorce

August 7, 2015

There are no hard and fast rules governing how assets should be divided on divorce. There is a broadly applied principal starting point of a 50:50 split. The objective is to apportion assets in a way that meets the needs of both parties and is reasonable and fair. If the parties can’t agree on how…

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What does the case of Ilott –v– Mitson really mean?

July 31, 2015

Parent or Child, Colemans’ specialist Wills and Probate and Litigation Teams have the combination of expertise and experience you need On Monday, the Court of Appeal gave what the press are calling a ‘landmark ruling’ in the case of Ilott v Mitson. The facts are that Melita Jackson’s only child Heather ran away from home…

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Deeds of Variation

July 21, 2015

Deeds of Variation – One Way to Avoid Paying Too Much Inheritance Tax (and Buy Now While Stocks Last!!) Deeds of Variation – the 10 second version If you don’t have time read to all this, the vital message is: if you inherited or stand to inherit from someone who died in the last two…

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